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Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt is the Opinion Editor and a columnist for The Washington Times. Often seen as a Fox News contributor on the cable network’s signature evening news roundtable, Mr. Hurt in his 20-year career has worked his way up from a beat reporter for the Detroit News and Washington correspondent for the Charlotte Observer before joining The Washington Times in 2003. He later served as D.C. bureau chief and White House correspondent for the New York Post and editor at the Drudge Report.

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President Donald Trump reacts as he speaks to a crowd at Eastern Kentucky University, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Richmond, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Forget, Hell! Trump wades into Civil War

The press today is never dumber than when they report on politics. Except when they try tackling history. Especially American history. And most especially Civil War history. Published October 14, 2018

Judge Merrick Garland was nominated to the Supreme Court at a time when American voters had expressly put Republicans in charge of the Senate. (Associated Press/File)

The Kavanaugh-Garland equivalency is false

The biggest lie about Merrick Garland -- one that is constantly peddled by Democrats and unquestioningly accepted by the press -- is that Republicans' treatment of him and his nomination is somehow on par with how Democrats treated Justice Kavanaugh and his nomination. Published October 7, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford claimed that Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually groped her 36 years ago when he was 17. (Associated Press/File)

The vanished vestiges of civility

These are lonely times. The whole world, it seems, is talking past each other, not listening. Whatever vestiges of civility were left after the 2016 election have vanished. Published September 30, 2018

Cory Booker, aka "Spartacus," aka "Caligula." (Associated Press)

Caligula exits the arena, vanquished

Welcome, ladies and rapists, to Washington, D.C. -- your nation's capital -- where sterling reputations come to die. Published September 27, 2018

Rod Rosenstein, quit!

For the good of your country, Rod Rosenstein, step down. Published September 21, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

D.C. swamp still reeling from Hurricane Donald

President Trump, it has been reported in all seriousness, is a hateful, racist conspiracy theorist hellbent on ridiculing the deaths of some 3,000 Puerto Ricans reportedly killed by the double hurricanes that blasted the island territory last year. Published September 16, 2018

By shutting down conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Facebook has started going down that slippery slope of policing speech posted on its platform. (Associated Press)

The Soviet Union had Pravda, America has Facebook

So, apparently, Facebook has morphed from a social media giant into a major news gathering and publishing house. First order of business: Shut down conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Published August 12, 2018

The Santa Barbara City Council voted in favor of banning plastic straws, like these. (Associated Press)

A modest response to the new self-appointed straw police

Given the clear and present existential threat these plastic straws pose to all of humankind, it was only prudent that the City Council of Santa Barbara pass a law threatening jail time for bloodthirsty straw merchants who insist upon peddling these vile weapons against humanity. Published July 29, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, looks over as he listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speak during their joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

One bad day from Trump; years and years and years of bad days from John Brennan

President Trump is the most courageous, imaginative, and dynamic American political leader in more than a quarter-century. He is willing to tackle huge problems and fiercely pursue bold and inventive courses in search of solutions to problems that cowardly politicians have ignored for decades. None of that was on display Monday in Helsinki. Published July 16, 2018

Rep. Steve Cohen said if Russian authorities had known Tamerlan Tsarnaev had traveled to Dagestan last year they might have tried to kill him. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Congressman Steve Cohen's Wasted Freedom

In this era of mob rule, a fellow like Rep. Steve Cohen might want to keep a sharp eye out for crowds of people with buckets of tar and garbage bags full of white feathers. Back home in Tennessee, he might also want to keep an eye out for any crowds carrying a rail. As in "the thing on which they might run him out of town." Published July 15, 2018